It’s 1928 … the Great Depression lurks just around the corner.
Divorcing a cheating husband means disgracing her family, but Claire Devoe can’t take it anymore. Forced to provide for herself, she travels the Midwest with a sales crew. Can she trust the God who didn’t save her first marriage to lead her through the maze of new love and overwhelming expectations? The long twilight of the Great Depression—with its debt, disgrace, drought, and despair—becomes the crucible that remakes her life.
Daughter of the Cimarron is the fictionalized tale of the author’s mother as she went from ragtime to breadlines, from the silent cities and melancholy towns to a dugout overlooking the Cimarron Canyon, from brokenness to strength.
I enjoy reading books about families who survived the hard times of the great depression. I thought this story was a great example of hope and determination. I liked how Claire was determined to make things work for her family. The story is based on the life of Claire and Elmer who were Samuel Hall’s parents.
I did find that the story was slow at times. Day to day life can be uneventful so it is tricky to make it interesting. It did capture my interest and I had to finish it. I did think it just ended rather abruptly. I would have liked to have read more about their lives. As a whole, I enjoyed the story.
One of the things that i don’t enjoy as much in any book, is multiple first person perspectives. It can be confusing. Although this book, does have both Elmer and Claire’s perspective, Samuel Hall did a great job in distinguishing who’s perspective we were reading. The story continued forward and was not just the same scene just a different person.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
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I received this book from Ashbury Lane Publishing as a review book.